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April 16, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA: Physicians Generate $1.6 Trillion in Economic Activity, Support 10 Million Jobs

A new report released by the AMA shows that physicians have a huge influence on national and state economies beyond their role of safeguarding a healthy community and productive workforce.

April 9, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on CMS’ Medicare Data Release

"We believe that the broad data dump today by CMS has significant short-comings regarding the accuracy and value of the medical services rendered by physicians."

April 8, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA Guide to Media Reporting on CMS’ Medicare Physician Claims Data

AMA urges 'verification prior to publication'; accurate understanding of Medicare claims data is critical to physicians and patients.

April 8, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA Announces Partnership with YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, IU Health Physicians to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The AMA announced a new partnership with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and the IU Health Physicians Accountable Care Organization aimed at improving the health of local individuals who have prediabetes and preventing type 2 diabetes.

April 7, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA’s Ambitious Initiative to Prepare Medical Students for Health Care Tomorrow Brings Together 11 Medical Schools to the University of Michigan

The American Medical Association (AMA) today convened leaders and faculty from 11 pioneering medical schools from throughout the country in Michigan today as part of its national Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative.

April 7, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on Naloxone Product Approval

The American Medical Association (AMA) applauds the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approving the automatic injector of opioid overdose antidote Naloxone for prescription by physicians.

March 31, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on 17th Sustainable Growth Rate Patch

"The American Medical Association is deeply disappointed by the Senate’s decision to enact a 17th patch to fix the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula."

March 27, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on House Vote to Patch SGR

"The American Medical Association is extremely disappointed in today's House action to give up on SGR repeal."

March 26, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on Pending Vote for Temporary SGR Patch

"Facing another self-imposed deadline, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Thursday on the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act,” which would enact the 17th temporary “patch” to avert a 24 percent payment cut. Today, the American Medical Association and other physician groups are calling on House members to vote no on this legislation."

March 19, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA Issues Grace Period Guide to Assist Physicians

The AMA announced new resources to guide physicians on navigating a little known rule in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could pose a significant financial risk for medical practices.

March 14, 2014 - AMA Statement

Time to Move Forward

Just last month, both parties worked in a bicameral process to develop good-faith consensus and were historically close to repealing the dysfunctional payment system and improving healthcare for America’s senior citizens.

March 6, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA Honors Government Service, Dedication to Health Care

The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the four recipients of the 2014 Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service – the highest award for elected officials and government employees from the nation’s largest physician organization.

March 5, 2014 - AMA Press Release

State and National Physician Groups Urge Congress to Fix Medicare Now and Repeal the Flawed Sustainable Growth Rate Formula

The American Medical Association (AMA) is grateful that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to re-evaluate a case in which the federal government is interfering with the ability of state regulatory boards to protect public health and safety.

March 4, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Welcomes High Court Review of Federal Infringement on States’ Powers

The American Medical Association (AMA) is grateful that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to re-evaluate a case in which the federal government is interfering with the ability of state regulatory boards to protect public health and safety.

Feb. 26, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Supports Creation of New GME Accreditation System, Praises Collaboration by Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Communities

The AMA fully supports the creation of one accreditation system for graduate medical education programs that will now include graduates of both allopathic and osteopathic medical schools.

Feb. 24, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA Joins Industry Call for Revisions to Meaningful Use Program

The American Medical Association (AMA) has joined the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and 46 of the nation's largest physician and hospital organizations to call for additional time and flexibility in the meaningful use program.

Feb. 24, 2014 - AMA Press Release

American Diabetes Association, YMCA of the USA and American Medical Association Release New Cost Estimate on Federal Savings of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act

The American Diabetes Association and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), in collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), released important new research today examining HR 962/S 452, the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act (MDPA).

Feb. 24, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Congratulates Representative Dingell on his Retirement

The American Medical Association congratulates Representative John Dingell on his retirement and commends him for 56 years of service to the people of Southeast Michigan and the nation as a whole.

Feb. 20, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Pushes To Break SGR Status Quo on Anniversary of First Patch

Today marks the anniversary of the first legislative 'patch' to Medicare's fatally-flawed physician payment formula known as the sustainable growth rate (SGR).

Feb. 19, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds CMS Decision to Conduct End-to-End ICD-10 Testing for Select Providers

As a result of the AMA's advocacy efforts to help alleviate the burdens that physicians will face as a result of the transition to the ICD-10 code set, the federal government agreed today to conduct end-to-end testing on ICD-10 for select providers.

Feb. 12, 2014 - AMA Press Release

ICD-10 Cost Estimates Increased for Most Physicians

The mandated implementation of the ICD-10 code set will be dramatically more expensive for most physician practices than previously estimated.

Feb. 10, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA Pledges Strong Support for Medicare Reforms to Improve Nation’s Health Care for Seniors

Legislation would repeal SGR and modernize health care delivery and payment.

Feb. 6, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Congratulates Senator Baucus on his Confirmation

The American Medical Association congratulates Senator Max Baucus on his unanimous confirmation as the nation's new ambassador to China.

Feb. 6, 2014 - AMA Statement

Critical Step Takes Congress Closer to a SGR Repeal

The American Medical Association congratulates House and Senate negotiators for taking this critical step toward reforming the nation’s Medicare program.

Feb. 5, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds CVS Caremark for Decision to End Sale of Tobacco Products

The AMA applauds CVS Caremark for its decision to discontinue the sale of tobacco products in its stores and put the public’s health first.

Jan. 21, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA: Court Should Uphold Provisional Reprieve on Medicare Advantage Terminations

To prevent irreparable harm to patient care, the American Medical Association (AMA) and other medical associations have urged a federal court to uphold a preliminary injunction barring UnitedHealthcare from arbitrarily dropping thousands of Connecticut physicians from its Medicare Advantage plan.

Jan. 17, 2014 - AMA Statement

Surgeon General’s Report on the Consequences of Smoking Reinforces AMA’s Mission to Prevent Diabetes Type 2 and Cardiovascular Disease

In light of the Surgeon General’s report today directly linking smoking to diabetes and cardiovascular disease, the American Medical Association is reaffirming its commitment to improving the nation’s health by working to prevent diabetes type 2 and cardiovascular disease.

Jan. 9, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Celebrates Historic 50th Anniversary of First Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health; Highlights Continued Commitment to Improving the Nation’s Health

As the AMA celebrates the historic anniversary of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health released fifty years ago, we reflect on the tremendous progress that has been made to combat tobacco use in the U.S. and the millions of lives saved since the report was released.